US Department of Justice Antitrust Division

US Department of Justice - Antitrust Division (Washington)

The mission of the Antitrust Division is to promote economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on antitrust laws and principles. The United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division is a law enforcement agency that enforces the U.S. antitrust laws. It has exclusive jurisdiction over American criminal antitrust prosecutions, and shares jurisdiction with the Federal Trade Commission over civil antitrust cases.

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US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ allows collaboration among the nation’s leading hog farmers to address meat shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (National Pork Producers Council)

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Department of Justice Supports National Pork Producers Council’s Ability to Combat Meat Shortage* The Department of Justice (Department) issued a letter to today to the National Pork Producers Council, the nation’s leading association of hog farmers, to address its proposed responses to (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ files proposed final judgment with US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio requiring divestiture following historic arbitration win (Novelis / Aleris Corporation)

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Justice Department Requires Divestiture Following Historic Arbitration Win* Divestiture Will Preserve Competition for Aluminum Automotive Body Sheet in North America The Department of Justice announced today that it has filed a proposed final judgment with the U.S. District Court for the (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ fines generic pharmaceutical company $24.1M for fixing price of widely used cholesterol medication and files for deferred prosecution agreement (Apotex)

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Generic Pharmaceutical Company Admits to Fixing Price of Widely Used Cholesterol Medication* Apotex Corp. Agrees to Pay a $24.1 Million Criminal Penalty Apotex Corp., a generic pharmaceutical company headquartered in Florida, was charged with fixing the price of the generic drug pravastatin, (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DOJ announced that the second and third largest textbook publisher abandoned their merger after the DOJ expressed serious concerns about the harm to competition (McGraw-Hill Education / Cengage Learning)

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Cengage and McGraw-Hill Terminate Merger Agreement in Response to Antitrust Concerns* Cengage Learning Holdings II Inc. and McGraw-Hill Education Inc. mutually agreed to abandon their plans to merge after the Department of Justice informed the companies it had serious concerns that the (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ moves to block acquisition of a major dairy farmer’s fluid milk processing plants to another out of bankruptcy in Illinois, Wisconsin, and New England, but approves a third dairy farmer buying plants in in the South and Midwest (Dairy Farmers of America / Dean Foods) (Dean Foods / Prairie Farms)

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Justice Department Requires Divestitures as Dean Foods Sells Fluid Milk Processing Plants to DFA out of Bankruptcy* Department Also Closes Investigation into Acquisition of Other Dean Plants by Prairie Farms The Department of Justice announced today the conclusion of its investigation into (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ welcomes the UK Competition Authority’s prohibition of a merger between 2 travel technology companies resulting in the parties abandoning merger worldwide, even though in the US the DoJ’s prohibition was rejected by US District Court (Sabre / Farelogix)

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Statement from Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim on Sabre and Farelogix Decision to Abandon Merger* Sabre Corporation and Farelogix, Inc. announced today the termination of their merger agreement. The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit on Aug. 20, 2019, to block (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ charges leading cancer treatment center with conspiring to allocate medical and radiation oncology treatments for cancer patients in Southwest Florida and enters a deferred prosecution agreement for the remainder of the cartel investigation (Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute)

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Leading Cancer Treatment Center Admits to Antitrust Crime and Agrees to Pay $100 Million Criminal Penalty* Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute LLC (FCS), an oncology group headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, was charged with conspiring to allocate medical and radiation (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ issues positive Business Review Letter to drug wholesale company and announces it will not challenge collaborative efforts in procuring healthcare supplies used to treat COVID-19 patients (AmerisourceBergen)

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Justice Department Issues Business Review Letter to AmerisourceBergen Supporting Distribution of Critical Medicines Under Expedited Procedure for COVID-19 Pandemic Response* The Department of Justice announced today that it will not challenge collaborative efforts of AmerisourceBergen (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ allows an association of competing production companies to operate an online platform for offering their services with safeguards in place to avoid potential for anticompetitive conduct (Association of Independent Commercial Producers)

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Justice Department Issues Business Review Letter to the Association of Independent Commercial Producers* The Department of Justice announced today that it will not challenge a proposal by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) to operate an online platform for advertisers (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ agrees to civil settlement with additional firm involved in bid rigging that targeted fuel supply contracts for US military bases in South Korea (Jier Shin Korea / Sang Joo Lee)

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DOJ Agrees to Civil Settlement with Additional Firm Involved in Bid Rigging and Fraud Targeting Defense Department Fuel Supply Contracts for U.S. Military Bases in South Korea* South Korea-based company Jier Shin Korea Co. Ltd., and its president, Sang Joo Lee, have agreed to pay $2 million to (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DOJ issues positive Business Review Letter to Medical Supplies Distributors and announces it will not challenge their collaborations supporting Project Airbridge under expedited procedure for COVID-19 pandemic response (McKesson / Owens & Minor / Cardinal Health / Medline Industries / Henry Schein)

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Department of Justice Issues Business Review Letter to Medical Supplies Distributors Supporting Project Airbridge Under Expedited Procedure for COVID-19 Pandemic Response* The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that it will not challenge collaborative efforts of McKesson Corporation, (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US District Court for the District of Columbia enters final judgment in merger of third and fourth largest telecommunications providers and allows proposed structural remedies to proceed (T-Mobile / Spring)

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Court Enters Final Judgment in T-Mobile/Sprint Transaction: Order Allows Divestitures to Proceed* Today, a federal district court in Washington, D.C., concluded that the Antitrust Division’s resolution of its challenge to the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint was in the public interest and (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ requires divestitures in merger of 2 national defense contractors in order to address vertical and horizontal antitrust concerns (United Technologies Corporation / Raytheon)

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Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Merger Between UTC and Raytheon to Address Vertical and Horizontal Antitrust Concerns* Divestitures Will Preserve Competition in the United States for Military Airborne Radios, Military GPS Systems, and Reconnaissance Satellite Components The (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DOJ extends its timing of merger investigations by 30 days and allows electronic filing of Hart-Scott-Rodino submissions among special measures due to COVID-19

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Justice Department Announces Antitrust Civil Process Changes for Pendency of COVID-19 Event* Process Changes Will Ensure that the Department Can Carry Out Its Enforcement Mission While Protecting the Health and Safety of Its Employees and the American Public The Department of Justice (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DOJ warns businesses against price fixing, bid rigging, and market sharing in the manufacturing, distribution, and sale of public health products in the face of COVID-19 outbreak

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Justice Department Cautions Business Community Against Violating Antitrust Laws in the Manufacturing, Distribution, and Sale of Public Health Products* The Department of Justice today announced its intention to hold accountable anyone who violates the antitrust laws of the United States in (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ charges 2 executives with conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices in the market for commercial flooring (Robert A. Patrey Jr. / Kenneth R. Smith)

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Two Commercial Flooring Executives Plead Guilty to Rigging Bids in Violation of Federal Antitrust Laws* Two commercial flooring executives, Robert A. Patrey Jr. and Kenneth R. Smith, pleaded guilty for their role in an antitrust conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices for commercial flooring (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ wins historic arbitration of a merger dispute forcing the merging parties to fully divest their entire aluminium auto body sheet operations in North America (Novelis / Aleris Corporation)

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Justice Department Wins Historic Arbitration of a Merger Dispute* Novelis Inc. Must Divest Assets to Consummate Transaction with Aleris Corporation The Department of Justice prevailed in a first-of-a-kind arbitration, which will resolve a civil antitrust lawsuit challenging Novelis’s proposed (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ charges extradited former automotive parts executive with for his role in an international market allocation and bid-rigging conspiracy involving the sale of instrument panel clusters to several automobile producers (Eun Soo Kim / Continental Automotive Korea)

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Extradited Former Automotive Parts Executive Pleads Guilty to Antitrust Charge* Fugitive for Nearly Five Years, Extradited to the United States and Pleads Guilty to Antitrust Conspiracy Eun Soo Kim, a former key accounts manager for Continental Automotive Korea Ltd. and a Korean national, was (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DOJ reaches deferred prosecution agreement with pharma company fined a record criminal penalty for a domestic antitrust case (Sandoz)

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Major Generic Pharmaceutical Company Admits to Antitrust Crimes: Sandoz Inc. Agrees to Pay a $195 Million Criminal Penalty, the Largest for a Domestic Antitrust Case* Sandoz Inc., a generic pharmaceutical company headquartered in New Jersey, was charged for conspiring to allocate customers, (...)

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